Oct. 10: Mass layoffs at Heller. Full story, password-free, at CalLaw.com.
Today’s big news: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has picked up the largest single group of Heller partners to date — 26 of them, including three former chairmen and eight practice heads.
Update: Make that 27. Orrick just announced that Jonathan Palmer, another Heller partner from the antitrust practice, will continue to split his time between Seattle and Hong Kong with Orrick.
The group includes Barry Levin, Robert Rosenfeld and Larry Popofsky, the three most recent chairmen of the firm. Matt Larrabee, the current head of the firm, did not join the group.
Fourteen partners will join Orrick in San Francisco, five will join in Washington, D.C., four in Seattle, three in New York and one in London. No one seems to have word of whether associates or staff are coming along, but we've got a few calls out and will update as we learn more.
Orrick has taken on 73 new partners this year, including the Heller partners and another 20 through a merger in Germany with Hölters & Elsing.
The press release is out and the news is making the rounds, but quite a few sites seem not to have all the names straight. Full breakdown after the jump.
The practice heads are: Stephen Bomse, chairman of the global competition practice; Karen Dempsey, chairwoman of the corporate governance practice group; Richard DeNatale, co-chairman of the insurance recovery practice group; Edward Henneberry, co-chairman of the European practice group; Mark Plumer, co-chairman of the insurance recovery practice group; Joshua Rosenkranz, chairman of the appeals and strategy group; Robert Rosenfeld, chairman of the antitrust and trade regulation practice group and Patricia Thayer, co-chairman of the intellectual property litigation practice group.
Here’s the breakup of all the partners, by practice group:
Stephen Bomse (San Francisco); David Brownstein (San Francisco); Russell Cohen (San Francisco); David Goldstein (San Francisco); Richard Goldstein (New York); Edward Henneberry (Washington, D.C.); Jay Jurata (Washington, D.C.); Douglas Lahnborg (London); Jessica Pers (San Francisco); Larry Popofsky (Senior Counsel, San Francisco); Robert Rosenfeld (San Francisco); David Smutny (Washington, D.C.) and Scott Westrich (San Francisco); Jonathan Palmer(Seattle/Hong Kong).
Joshua Rosenkranz (New York)
Karen Dempsey (San Francisco)
Insurance Recovery (5)
Richard DeNatale (San Francisco); Edward Joyce (New York); David Klein (Washington, D.C.); Barry Levin (San Francisco) and Mark Plumer (Washington, D.C.).
Intellectual Property (4)
Elizabeth Goldman (San Francisco); Annette Hurst (San Francisco); Mark Parris (Seattle) and Patricia Thayer (San Francisco).
Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement (3)
Daniel Dunne (Seattle); George Greer (Seattle) and Lori Lynn Phillips (Seattle).
— Niraj Chokshi